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1993 Idea Winners Business & Industrial Products

Cover Story: Annual Design Awards



Deskjet Portable Printer Hewlett-Packard, Boise, Idaho, for Hewlett-Packard, Asian Peripheral Div., Republic of


3495 Tape Library Dataserver IBM, Tucson, for IBM, Armonk, N.Y.

Liveboard Palo Alto Design Group, Palo Alto, Calif., and Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), Palo Alto, Calif., for PARC

PowerBook Duo System Apple Industrial Design Group, Cupertino, Calif., Apple Portable Product Design, Cupertino, and IDEO Product Development, Palo Alto, Calif., for Apple Computer


7780 Workstation NCR, Waterloo, Canada, and NCR, Dayton, for NCR, Dayton

IR2131 Impact Wrench Group Four Design, Avon, Conn., and Ingersoll-Rand, Athens, Pa., for Ingersoll-Rand, Liberty Corner, N.J.

CL2000 Disk Array Office Tower Data General, Westboro, Mass.

Adjustable Keyboard Apple Computer, Cupertino, Calif., and Vent Design, Campbell, Calif., for Apple Computer

Convertible Pen-Notebook Computer IDEO Product Development, Palo Alto, Calif., and GRiD Systems, Fremont, Calif., for GRiD Systems

Spectrum Analyzer ZIBA Design, Portland, Ore., and Ono Sokki Co., Ltd., Tokyo, for Ono Sokki

12" Compound Miter Saw Black & Decker, Towson, Md., for DeWalt Industrial Tool, Hampstead, Md.


Door Positioning Hinge Southco, Concordville, Pa., and Juliana Design Group, Exton, Pa., for Southco

System 3000 Models 3225/3230/3333 NCR, Augsburg, Germany, and NCR, Dayton, for NCR, Dayton

TestBook Hewlett-Packard, Sunnyvale, Calif.

440 Personal Communicator frogdesign team, Menlo Park, Calif., for EO

Z-System frogdesign team, Menlo Park, Calif., for Zenith Data Systems, St. Joseph, Mich.

Lightwave Integrated Network Cross-Connect System (LINXS) Telect, Liberty Lake, Wash.

ScanJet IIc Color Scanner Hewlett-Packard, Greeley, Colo.

Storage Express ZIBA Design, Portland, Ore., and Intel, Hillsboro, Ore., for Intel

Laserwriter Pro 600 & Pro 630 Lunar Design, Palo Alto, Calif., and Apple Computer, Cupertino, Calif., for Apple Computer

MAX/it Desktop Terminal SG Hauser Associates, Calabasas, Calif., and Link Technologies, Fremont, Calif., for Link Technologies

Digitizing Scanners IDEO Product Development, London, and OCE Graphics, Creteil Cedex, France, for OCE




Sensor for Women Gillette Co., Boston

First Play PlayWorld Systems/PlayDesigns, New Berlin, Pa.

FM560 Motorized Stairclimber Leisure Design Associates, Chanhassen, Minn.,

and Fitness Master, Waconia, Minn., for Fitness Master

My First Sony--Electronic Sketch Pad and Animation Computer Sony Design Center, Park Ridge, N.J., for Sony, Tokyo

Softouch Scissors Fiskars, Wausau, Wis.

Macintosh Color Classic Apple Computer, Cupertino, Calif.

Thermal Electric Grill Fitch, Worthington, Ohio, and Thermos, Schaumburg, Ill., for Thermos

Palm-Mate Patton Design, Irvine, Calif., for Go Video, Scottsdale, Ariz.


Trio Vacuum Bissell Industrial Design, Grand Rapids, and INNO, Atlanta, for Bissell Homecare Div.

Casting Reel ZIBA Design, Portland, Ore., and Fenwick, Huntington Beach, Calif., for Fenwick

Tristander Bissell Health Care, Bay Shore, N.Y., and Tumbleforms, Dolgeville, N.Y., for Bissell Health Care, Jackson, Mich.

Leaf Eater Fitch, Boston, Polymer Solutions, Worthington, Ohio, and Flowtron Outdoor Products, Melrose, Mass., for Flowtron


Cordless Mulching Mower Ryobi Motor Products, Anderson, S.C., and Alsup Watson Associates, Conyers, Ga., for Ryobi

Precision Toothbrush Human Factors Industrial Design, New York, Colgate, New York, for Colgate-Palmolive, New York

Cordless HandyMixer Black & Decker, Shelton, Conn.

VCR VR5802/VR5602 Design Continuum, Boston, for Samsung Electronics, Suwon City, Korea

Ultrasonic Toothbrush Design Continuum, Boston, and Sonex International, Brewster, N.Y., for Sonex

Activity Table Fisher-Price, East Aurora, N.Y.



Retractable Wall Cord Steiner Design, Greenwich, Conn.

Single-Burner Portable Cooker INNO Design, Sunnyvale, Calif., for Tong Yang Magic, Seoul, Korea

Metaform Personal Hygiene System Design Continuum, Boston, for Herman Miller Research, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Highlander Concept Vehicle GM Design Center, Warren, Mich., for Chevrolet Motor Div., Warren

Leapfrog Richard Sapper, Milan, Italy, and IBM, Stamford, Conn., for IBM, Armonk, N.Y.

"Anthropometron" Anthropometric Measuring System Walter Dorwin Teague Associates, Redmond, Wash., and Boeing PHI Group, Seattle, for Boeing Commercial Airplane Group, Seattle


IMPRAlert ZIBA Design, Portland, Ore., and Impra, Tempe, Ariz., for


One Piece Fishing Pliers Steve Visser, Miro Tasic, and Ashok Midha, West Lafayette, Ind.


E2 Designworks/USA, Newbury Park, Calif., for BMW Technik, Munich

Monet Klitsner Industrial Design, San Francisco, for Memtek, Fort Worth

Gig Saw Frank Sterpka, West Hartford, Conn.

Endoscope SG Hauser Associates, Calabasas, Calif.



Edge Lit Exit Sign Designspring, Westport, Conn., Scientific Prototype, New York, and Autronic Plastics, Westbury, N.Y., for At-Lite Lighting Equipment, Maspeth, N.Y.

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Exhibit Joseph A. Wetzel Associates, Boston, for City of Birmingham, Ala.


Origins Retail Stores Program Peter Forbes & Associates, Boston, for ORIGINS Natural Resources, New York

Furniture Showroom STUDIOS Architecture, Paris, and Limited Productions, Petaluma, Calif., for The Knoll Group, New York

"The Power of Maps" Exhibition Pentagram Design, New York, for Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York


SignTracke APCO, Atlanta

Display at Orgatec STUDIOS Architecture, Paris, and 3R, Oberursel, Germany, for The Knoll Group, New York



Tutor Training Table System Niels Diffrient, Ridgefield, Conn., Design & Development, Pennsburg, Pa., and Howe Furniture, Norwalk, Conn., for Howe Furniture, Trumbull, Conn.

Genesis Softside Easyturn American Tourister Design Staff, Warren, R.I., and Joy Tong, New York, for American Tourister, Warren, R.I.

Silhouette Window Shadings Hunter Douglas, Broomfield, Colo., Barbara Schirmeister, for Hunter Douglas Window Fashions, Broomfield


Orion AW Photography Backpack Resource International, San Ysidro, Calif., for Lowe Pro International, Scarborough, Ont.

Open Office Enclosure Family Digital Equipment, Maynard, Mass.


Quantum Samsonite, Denver, and DANACO, Denver, for Samsonite

Playback Ricchio Design, Seal Beach, Calif., for Atelier International, Long Island City, N.Y.

DAL Fixtures frogdesign team, Menlo Park, Calif., for DAL, Germany

Computer Accessory Product Range IDEO Product Development, San Francisco, and Details, New York, for




670 Perimeter Product Insight, Acton, Mass., and Thornton Design, Concord, Mass., for Tomey Technology, Cambridge, Mass.

LAISer II SG Hauser Associates, Calabasas, Calif., and LAIS, Irvine, Calif., for LAIS Advanced Interventional Systems, Irvine

Biojector ZIBA Design, Portland, Ore., and Bioject, Portland, Ore., for Bioject


Lens Analyzer 350 SOMA, Portland, Ore., for Humphrey Instruments, San Leandro, Calif.

Accumet pH Meter ZIBA Design, Portland, Ore., and Denver Instrument, Arvada, Colo., for Denver Instrument


Family CPR Trainer Laerdal California, Long Beach, Calif., and Laerdal Medical, Stavanger, Norway, for Laerdal


Anatomy Immersion Dissecting Table McBrayer Industrial Design, New Braunfels, Tex., and KLN Steel Products, San Antonio, for KLN Steel


Insyte Saf-T-Cath Becton Dickinson Vascular Access, Sandy, Utah

DNA Sequencer Lunar Design, Palo Alto, Calif., for Li-Cor, Lincoln, Neb.



Pill Dispenser Package ZIBA Design, Portland, Ore., for Alnamar, Beaverton, Ore.


GT Series Automotive Loudspeaker & Amplifier Packaging Ashcraft Design, Los Angeles, for JBL Consumer Products, Woodbury, N.Y.



LH Midsize Models: Dodge Intrepid, Eagle Vision, and Chrysler Concorde Chrysler, Detroit

Northstar V-8 Engine GM Design Center, Warren, Mich., for Cadillac Motor Car Div., Detroit


Quest Nissan Design International, San Diego, for Nissan Motor, Tokyo, and Ford Motor, Dearborn, Mich.

777 Flight Deck Boeing, Everett, Wash., and Daedalus, Issaquah, Wash., for Boeing, Seattle


Probe GT Ford Motor, Dearborn, Mich



imageRING Jane Saks-Cohan of Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Peak 10 Campstove Brett Ritter of California State University, Long Beach, Calif.


Future Generation ATM Robert Fitzpatrick of Center for Creative Studies, Detroit, sponsored by NCR, Dayton

Spinal Cord Injury Patient Prone Cart Todd Hoehn and Robert Meurer of Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, for CJ Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee

Orbit Lawnmower Daniel R. Vehse of Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, Calif., sponsored by Honda Power Equipment, Torrance, Calif.


Cruiser/Commuter Al Arrosagaray of Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, Calif.

Versajet Water Jet Cutting System Clint Blasingame of Auburn University, Auburn, Ala.

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